Thursday February 7, 2013
Chinese zodiac report: Oxen the richest in Malaysia
Other News & Views
Compiled by WINNIE YEOH and NICHOLAS CHENG
MOST of the richest people in Malaysia were born in the Year of the Ox, says a Chinese zodiac report.
Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Wealth-X firm said that most of the richest men in Asia were born in the Year of the Rabbit.
In Singapore, most of the wealthiest men were born in the Year of the Rooster, Tiger in Indonesia, Dragon in Thailand, Snake in Taiwan, Horse in Japan, Rat in India and Rabbit for both China and South Korea.
> Sin Chew Daily and China Press reported that the head of an old folk's home in Seremban was robbed by five transvestites who also took obscene photos of themselves with him.
The man, who wished to only be identified as Lau, 49, said he had dropped off some senior citizens at Hospital Kuala Lumpur at about 11am on Monday when the transvestites threatened him with knives at the car park and asked him to surrender his belongings.
He surrendered the RM450 he had in his wallet, a wedding ring and handphone, and pleaded with them to return his MyKad and driving licence.
The transvestites asked him to follow them if he wanted the documents back.
They took him to a shoplot in Chow Kit Road, took off their clothes and posed for photographs while hugging him.
They then threatened to blackmail him by uploading the photographs onto Facebook if he did not withdraw money from his ATM.
However, they later released Lau and returned his documents.
He lodged a police report at the Seremban police station.
> Sin Chew Daily reported that a nine-year-old boy's hand became stuck in a vending machine after he attempted to steal a toy.
It was reported that the Year Three pupil from Petaling Jaya had tried to put his right hand into the slot from which toys came out but his hand got stuck.
Fire and Rescue Department personnel spent about 10 minutes trying to free his hand.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.